"History Repeating"
Season 1
Episode 9
Air Date November 12, 2009
Directed By Marcos Siega
Written By Bryan M. Holdman & Brian Young
Episode Guide

"162 Candles"


"The Turning Point"

History Repeating is the ninth episode of the first season and the series.


File:History Repeating Trailer

STEFAN LEARNS THE REASON DAMON RETURNED TO MYSTIC FALLS — Jeremy gets a break from the mysterious new history teacher, Alaric Saltzman, and introduces Alaric to Jenna. Bonnie is having terrifying dreams about one of her ancestors. Despite Elena's efforts to smooth things over, Bonnie and Caroline continue to argue over the medallion. When the girls hold a seance to help them decide what to do, the results are stranger than any of them expected. Matt comes to Caroline's aid when she needs a friend. Damon finally reveals to Stefan the stunning reason he has returned to Mystic Falls.



Main CastEdit

Special GuestEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit



Last.fm_play.png "Think I Need It Too" – Echo & The Bunnymen
Last.fm_play.png "Lies" – Pablo Sebastian
Last.fm_play.png "Post Electric" – Idlewild
Last.fm_play.png "The Spectator" – The Bravery
Last.fm_play.png "Houses" – Great Northern
Last.fm_play.png "Come Back When You Can" – Barcelona


  • Antagonist: Damon
  • Damon reveals that Katherine is alive.
  • It is revealed that Bonnie's ancestor Emily was Katherine's handmaid and that witches can use celestial events (the comet) to draw energy into their magic.
  • This episode is Bonnie-centric.
  • This is the first appearance of Alaric Saltzman in the series.

Production NotesEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit


Bonnie: Who are you?
Emily: I'm Emily, you know that. We're family.
Bonnie: Where am I?
Emily: This is where it started. And this is where it has to end.
Bonnie: This isn't real.
Emily: Help me..

Damon: I got the town off our back, it was for the greater good, but I'm sorry! And to prove it I'm not going to feed off a human. For at least a...week. I'll adopt the Stefan diet, only nothing with feathers.

Stefan: (mimicking Damon) Yes, Stefan. And now that the "Secret Society of Vampire Haters" is off our back, I can go back to my routine of "How Can I Destroy Stefan's Life This Week?".
Damon: (mimicking Stefan) And I can go back to sulking, and Elena longing, and forehead brooding.

Stefan: (mimics Damon) So Stefan, you know, I've been thinking...I think we should start over, give this brother thing another chance. We used to do it "oh so well" once upon a time.
Damon: (mimics Stefan) I don't-- Damon. I can't trust you to be a nice guy, you kill everybody and you're so mean-- you're so mean and-- (normally) You're really hard to imitate and then I have to go to that lesser place.

Jeremy: Hey, Mr. Saltzman, I'm Jeremy Gilbert, you needed to see me?
Alaric: Did you know that your old teacher, had a jack-ass file? No joke. It's typed on the label, and it has all the trouble makers in it. But really its just a opus to you.

Stefan: Yea, I got your messages sorry I didn't get back to you, but what I want to say shouldn't be said over the phone.
Elena: A simple 'I didn't kill my brother text' would suffice.

Damon: There's a tomb underneath the church. The spell sealed Katherine in that tomb, protecting her.
Stefan: Are you telling me that Katherine's alive?

Damon: Hello Emily, you look different.
Emily/Bonnie: I won't let you do it.
Damon: We had a deal.
Emily/Bonnie: Things are different now, I need to protect my family.

Stefan: Emily, tell me what you did.
Emily/Bonnie:To save her, I had to save them.
Stefan: You saved everyone in the church?

Damon: They killed 27 people and they called it war penalty, they deserve whatever they get!
Stefan: 27 vampires Damon, they were vampires. You can't just bring them back!

Caroline: Did you just come to insult me or what, because its been a really long night.
Matt: No its just that I don't like you. I never have, but it was nice.
Caroline: What?


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